Anvil - Whats it worth?


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I'm a newbe and found this anvil that might be for sale. I'm learning here so I need all the help I can get.

Any idea what it might be worth? Looks pretty beat up. I don't need anything expensive. Just something to get me started.

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Hard to tell from just one pic but that anvil looks like it's in good shape to me.

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Add your location to your profile under your name. Anvils sell for different amounts in different locations. What does it weigh? Also, as said, if you can add more pix, it would help to ID it. It looks to me like it says Wrought, on the side, but I can't make out the rest. Good looking anvil, IMO. :)

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It looks like a 132 pound Peter Wright. It also looks to be in decent condition. It would probably be a very nice anvil to learn on. Assuming it doesn't have any poor repair jobs of face delaminations, I would personally pay up to $2 a pound for it in my area.

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I agree with Mark, it's 133 pounds Peter Wright (very nice anvils) in pretty good condition from the look. I'd say that it's a really good deal at $150 or so and still quite a good buy at $250. If I were selling it I'd likely ask for about $300 to $325.

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Thanks for the feedback. I only have 2 more pictures. I'm in Memphis TN. It is a Peter Wright. Sorry, I should have said that.

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Howdy from East TEXAS!! and welcome to IFI! From the pics I would say that this is in real good shape for most PW's of this size. I also agree with the above price ranges, at least for my area. If'n I was BUYing it offer $150.00, most folks think that a $1.00 p/lb is still the norm, if selling it then what Bigfootnampa said!
I have an older brother that is in Halls, TN just a tad north of ya.

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I would pay, if I had NO anvil, up to three hundred for it. It is in decent shape.............good luck!

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Buy it. Don't wait.

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Seems like a good one. $150-$175 ish. Good luck

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Its better to pay to much and have a nice anvil than not offer enough and... well not go home with an anvil.. Especially if your having a hard time finding one (some places I know its harder to find a "good" anvil)

The right answer is buy it as cheap as you can... You will do real good if you can buy it at $100-$150 but you will have a nice anvil even if it cost you $350....

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Your *first* anvil is worth more per pound to *you* than the second through nth anvil. (And by some strange coincidence the first one is often more expensive than the ones you find after that one is at home on a stump...)

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BUY IT!!! Don't tarry any longer, me and a hundred other fellows are on their way to out bid you on it! See how it works? Now that we have the general idea of where you are located we can find you and get it before you do. Nice looking anvil by the way. :P

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jump on that anvil with the quickness

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